Manufacturing Technology

Experts in advanced manufacturing and automated manufacturing technology are highly sought after around the nation in a diverse range of industries.

Manufacturing career opportunities include advanced manufacturing & robotics, CNC automation & programming, maintenance & engineering support, production, logistics & supply chain management, and much more.

Dordt's Manufacturing Technology program trains you to manage production, perform quality control, maintain machinery, oversee operations, handle workflow and assembly, as well as engage in more advanced manufacturing tasks.

Course Load:

Pro-Tech courses blend hands-on learning in advanced manufacturing with a strong biblical foundation and workplace skills that will make you a better communicator, collaborator, and management lead.

Your course load also includes a paid internship every semester so that you can gain valuable work experience and find the manufacturing career path that matches your interests and gifts. Details on course and semester credits appear in the two-year plan.

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Student Stories


North Haledon, New Jersey

Internship Experience

“Attending Dordt has been a great experience so far, but what I like the most is the uniqueness of this college. To me, there is no other school like Dordt that could have provided as much as it already has for me,” says Cole Boonstra, a freshman studying manufacturing technology.

Cole interns at Demco, a local agriculture equipment manufacturer. Cole has learned about fabrication in manufacturing, assembly, quality control, machining, MIG welding, and running and diagnosing a robotic welder. “I look forward to continuing my internship at Demco and learning more as well,” says Cole.

Cole appreciates the balance between his classes and internship. “My favorite part about the Pro-Tech program is getting the opportunity to go to class and learn from a teaching standpoint, and as well learning through the hands-on standpoint that the majority of the classes have,” says Cole. “On top of this are the internships given out, that we get to go out into the working world as well as going to school at the same time.”

Bryce Hiemstra

Pro-Tech: Manufacturing Technology Major


Manteca, California


“Two years ago, I was a senior in high school with no clue about what I wanted to do with my life. I was an average student who really disliked school but loved to work,” says Bryce Hiemstra.

Bryce is now in his second year of studying manufacturing technology through Dordt’s Pro-Tech program.

“I didn’t plan to go to a college, but then they started talking about this Pro-Tech program. I heard about internships and hands-on training and classes and I knew I had to check Dordt out,” says Bryce.

The manufacturing technology program has already helped him to learn many new skills. 

“Back in high school, I never would have thought that I’d be operating robotic welders,” he says. “My co-workers are helpful and I’m learning quickly.”

Bryce has experienced incredible growth as he’s gone through the Pro-Tech program.

“Over the course of the program so far, I’ve seen myself grow in ways I never would have realized,” he says. “It’s a truly unique program that combines our faith into every aspect. This program has turned me into a student who loves school. Pro-Tech has been a tremendous blessing in my life and it’s doing a great job preparing me to serve God’s kingdom however it may be.”

Bryce also has made great friends while living on Dordt’s campus. “My favorite part about living on campus is the friendships I’ve made,” he says. “I’ve made so many new friends since first semester, and I love being able to hang out with them and develop long-lasting relationships with them.” 

Bryce has also met people in the community that make him feel more at home in Sioux Center. “It’s amazing to be invited over to people’s homes on Sundays for some home-cooked meals,” he says. “It’s also great to meet people of the same faith and to grow in faith with them as you go through college.”

Watch this short video to learn more about Bryce's internship experience at Demco.